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ZDNet: Earth to Bill G: Wake Up and Break Up

“…Bill Gates… needs to wake up and break up —
before the decision gets taken out of his hands. … The
legal handwriting is on the wall. Microsoft can futz around and
whine. Or take charge of its own destiny.”

“Here’s the irony. If Gates implements a break-up strategy
now — and if he does it right — Microsoft will be better
off.”

“But Bill Gates is a stubborn man. It won’t surprise me if
he continues thumbing his nose at the Justice Department.

Insisting he’s done nothing wrong. Blathering about his right to
innovate… until he finds himself sitting on the sidelines
while someone else dismantles his company.”

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